The CHEER study to reduce BMI in Elementary School students: a school-based, parent-directed study in Framingham, Massachusetts.

@article{Resnick2009TheCS,
  title={The CHEER study to reduce BMI in Elementary School students: a school-based, parent-directed study in Framingham, Massachusetts.},
  author={Elissa A Resnick and Marilyn F. Bishop and Anne O'Connell and Beverly Hugo and Germinal Isern and Alison Timm and Al Ozonoff and Alan Geller},
  journal={The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={361-72}
}
Childhood obesity may be lessened by parent-focused interventions. A pilot parent-directed trial with 46 parents of overweight and obese elementary school students was conducted at two ethnically diverse public schools in Framingham, Massachusetts. Parents were randomly assigned to either the Materials Group, which received mailed educational materials, or the Materials plus Personal Encounters Group, which received educational materials through interactions with community health workers (CHWs… CONTINUE READING

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